Tenants fed up after reoccurring power outages at Waikiki apartment complex

Tenants fed up after reoccurring power outages at Waikiki apartment complex

WAIKIKI (HawaiiNewsNow) - Folks who live at a Waikiki apartment complex feel powerless. Residents tell Hawaii News Now they've experienced more than a dozen electrical outages in the last three months alone.  Many have taken their concerns to management, but say nothing has been fixed.

"Right now you can almost predict them. We had two last night.  It's ridiculous," said tenant BJ Mooney.

Folks tell us blackouts last anywhere from 20 minutes up to several hours.

"They've been doing a lot of electrical work here but it doesn't seem to be helping. I'm not sure what's going on," said tenant Mr. Flynn.

In addition to having no electricity on Wednesday night, residents reported that the fire alarms went off.  Tenants say no one could get a hold of management and that the alarm went off for two hours.

"After the police came and they couldn't shut it off we just left and went and had dinner. There needs to be someone on sight that knows what's going on. Knows where the switches are.  Knows where the circuit breakers are," said Mooney.

A Hawaii News Now crew went to the leasing office to try and talk with management.  A woman inside locked the door and shut the curtains when she saw who was outside..

Some tenants say $1,900 for a one bedroom is too much to pay when you have to put up with problems like this.

"I am going to be looking for a new place," said Mr. Flynn.

According to the website, this property is owned my Cirrus Asset Management. Hawaii News Now put a call into them as well.

So far there has been no response.

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